Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

AAL gets to grips with pipeline project

AAL, in cooperation with Australian logistics provider Qube, discharged of 24,996 steel coated pipes in Darwin using a vacuum lifting system.

The pipes, measuring 18 m in length, were loaded on board AAL’s S-Class multipurpose vessel, AAL Bangkok in Baoshan, China. In total, the consignment weighed 13,286 tonnes.

In Darwin, AAL and Qube deployed the multi-lift vacuum units, which use vacuum pads to attach and lift the pipes, for the entire discharge operation. According to AAL, this was the first time that the lifting technology was used in an Australian port.

Head of transport engineering at AAL, Nicola Pacifico, explained: “The multi-lift vacuum units were successfully commissioned and operational throughout the operation, while maintaining zero lost time injuries (LTI) and reducing operational safety risks, by eliminating the use of hooks.”

The pipes will be used for the Bao Australia pipeline project.

You can see a video of the project here.

www.aalshipping.com

qube.com.au

Heavy Lift | News

Barnhart in steeple lift thumbnail image

Barnhart in steeple lift

April 23 - Barnhart Crane & Rigging has provided a 100-ton (90.7-tonne) lifting capacity crane to replace a 30 ft (9.1 m) church steeple in Nebraska, USA.
Views: 183
Tyne moves Bedford lifeboat thumbnail image

Tyne moves Bedford lifeboat

April 18 - After almost two years in covered storage, the historic Bedford lifeboat has been relocated from the port of Tyne to the North East Maritime Trust’s yard in the UK, ahead of a restoration project.
Views: 670
AAL calls in Felixstowe thumbnail image

AAL calls in Felixstowe

April 18 - AAL has made its inaugural call at the UK’s port of Felixstowe to deliver four rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG).
Views: 844
ALE moves crane in one piece thumbnail image

ALE moves crane in one piece

April 16 - ALE is utilising its fleet of SPMTs for the relocation of a Manitowoc 18000 crawler crane as part of the Loma Blanca wind farm project in Argentina.
Views: 901

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.